Ranil Wickremesinghe became the new PM of Sri Lanka, big responsibility on him to overcome the economic crisis

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NewDelhi: Sri Lanka Economic crisis:  Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was once again appointed as the next PM on Thursday. Prior to this, Wickremesinghe has served as the PM of the country four times. In October 2018, he was removed from the post of PM by then-President Maithripala Sirisena. However, two months later he was reinstated as Prime Minister by Sirisena. After being appointed as the new Prime Minister, the Indian High Commission said that India looks forward to working with the new government of Sri Lanka, formed in accordance with democratic procedures.

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Wickremesinghe may get support in the House from many other parties

Sources said he has a cross-party to head the interim administration which lasts for six months. He said the ruling Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), a section of the main opposition Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB),and several other parties have expressed their support for Wickremesinghe to show a majority in parliament.

UNP president Vajira Abhayawardene has said that Wickremesinghe will be able to secure a majority in parliament once he is sworn in as the new prime minister and will replace Mahinda Rajapaksa, who resigned on Monday.

His party did not win a single seat in the last election.

The UNP is the oldest party in the country. It had failed to win a single seat in the previous elections, including that of Wickremesinghe, who contested from the UNP stronghold Colombo in the 2020 parliamentary elections. He later cemented his seat in parliament through a single national list allocated to the UNP on the basis of the cumulative national vote.

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Significantly, Wickremesinghe is widely acknowledged as a man who can manage the economy with visionary policies. Wickremesinghe is regarded as the Sri Lankan politician who could command international cooperation